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Primary Location:

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Bone Marrow Transplant & Cell Therapy Program
619 South 19th Street
P302 West Pavilion
Birmingham, AL 35249-6979
(205) 996-2268
http://www.bonemarrow.uab.edu

Secondary Location:

The Children's Hospital of Alabama

Lowder Stem Cell Transplant Unit
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233 USA
(205) 939-6721

https://www.childrensal.org/BoneMarrowTransplant

Number of Transplants Performed

This center has been performing allogeneic transplants since 1992 and has been an NMDP transplant center since November 1995.

Transplants Reported (From Jan. 2011 to Dec. 2012 as reported by the centers)       Unrelated or Related Donor Auto-
logous

(PBSC or marrow)
Total (by transplant type)
Marrow PBSC Cord
Blood
Unrelated Donor
- Adult
14 25 1 --- 40
Unrelated Donor
- Pediatric
7 1 7 --- 15
Related Donor
- Adult
1 26 0 --- 27
Related Donor
- Pediatric
9 1 0 --- 10
Autologous
- Adult
--- --- --- 145 145
Autologous
- Pediatric
--- --- --- 17 17
Total
(by cell source)
31 53 8 162 254

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Patient Survival Information for this Center

University of Alabama Birmingham


This center's actual 1-year survival results are similar to the expected rate for this center.

The survival information we have for this center includes ONLY:

  1. Patients who had their FIRST ALLOGENEIC transplant (cells from a related or unrelated donor/cord blood) during 2009, 2010 and 2011, and
  2. Who had their transplant at a U.S. transplant center, and
  3. Who had follow-up information provided by the transplant center for analysis

For this center, we have survival information for 84 patients.

The actual 1-year survival of these patients is 63.1%.

Compared to similar patients transplanted at all centers in the U.S., we expect that the 1-year survival for patients at this center to be in a range between 62.0% and 80.4%.

For help with understanding these statistics, please see Understanding Transplant Outcomes (PDF).


Transplant Results by Patient's Age, Disease Type and Stage

University of Alabama at Birmingham - Related

Survival by Patient's Age, Disease Type and Stage after Related Donor Transplantation

This report is based on first allogeneic transplants performed between January 2009 and December 2011 using related donors. It only includes patients with known survival status at 1-year post-transplant. In some cases, patients may have been alive at last reported follow-up that was less than one year. Those patients have not been included in this report. The first number represents the number of patients alive at one year post transplant. The second number is a total number of transplanted patients in that particular group.


Diagnosis 0-9 Yrs 10-19 Yrs 20-29 Yrs 30-39 Yrs 40-49 Yrs 50-59 Yrs 60+ Yrs Overall
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in first complete remission 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 1/1 -- 6/6
Acute myelogenous leukemia in first complete remission 1/1 3/3 -- -- -- -- -- 4/4
Acute myelogenous leukemia in third or higher complete remission, relapse, or primary induction failure -- -- 1/1 -- -- -- 0/1 1/2
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other chronic leukemia -- -- -- -- -- 0/1 -- 0/1
Chronic myelogenous leukemia in first chronic phase -- -- -- -- -- 1/1 -- 1/1
Disorders of the immune system 1/1 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- 2/2
Inherited abnormalities of erythrocyte differentiation or function 0/1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0/1
Multiple myeloma / Plasma cell disorder -- -- -- -- 1/1 2/2 1/1 4/4
Myelodysplastic disorders - Other MDS -- -- -- -- 0/1 -- 0/1 0/2
Myeloproliferative syndromes -- -- -- -- 1/1 -- -- 1/1
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma -- -- -- -- -- 1/1 -- 1/1
Severe aplastic anemia 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Total 4/5 5/5 2/2 1/1 3/4 5/6 1/3 21/26

University of Alabama at Birmingham - Unrelated

Survival by Patient's Age, Disease Type and Stage after Unrelated Donor Transplantation

This report is based on first allogeneic transplants performed between January 2009 and December 2011 using unrelated donors. It only includes patients with known survival status at 1-year post-transplant. In some cases, patients may have been alive at last reported follow-up that was less than one year. Those patients have not been included in this report. The first number represents the number of patients alive at one year post transplant. The second number is a total number of transplanted patients in that particular group.


Diagnosis 0-9 Yrs 10-19 Yrs 20-29 Yrs 30-39 Yrs 40-49 Yrs 50-59 Yrs 60+ Yrs Overall
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in first complete remission 3/4 2/2 2/2 1/1 -- -- -- 8/9
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in second complete remission 1/1 -- 0/1 -- -- -- -- 1/2
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in third or higher complete remission, relapse, or primary induction failure -- 1/1 -- 0/1 -- -- -- 1/2
Acute myelogenous leukemia in first complete remission 3/4 -- 1/1 -- 2/2 0/1 -- 6/8
Acute myelogenous leukemia in second complete remission 0/1 -- 1/1 0/2 -- 0/1 1/1 2/6
Acute myelogenous leukemia in third or higher complete remission, relapse, or primary induction failure -- -- -- 1/1 0/1 -- -- 1/2
Chronic myelogenous leukemia in accelerated phase or second chronic phase -- -- -- 0/1 -- -- -- 0/1
Disorders of the immune system 1/3 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/3
Histiocytic disorders -- 0/1 -- -- -- -- -- 0/1
Inherited abnormalities of erythrocyte differentiation or function -- 0/1 0/1 -- -- -- -- 0/2
Inherited abnormalities of platelets 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Inherited disorders of metabolism 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1/1
Multiple myeloma / Plasma cell disorder -- -- -- -- 0/1 -- -- 0/1
Myelodysplastic disorders - Refractory anemia, Refractory anemia with ringed sideroblast, Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia, Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia and ringed sideroblast -- -- -- -- -- -- 0/1 0/1
Myelodysplastic disorders - Refractory Anemia with excess blasts (with 5-9% brasts (RAEB-1) and 10-19% blasts (RAEB-2)) -- 0/1 -- 1/1 1/2 0/1 0/1 2/6
Myelodysplastic disorders - Other MDS 1/1 -- -- -- -- -- 0/1 1/2
Myeloproliferative syndromes 1/1 -- 0/2 -- -- 0/1 -- 1/4
Severe aplastic anemia 1/1 2/2 -- -- -- -- -- 3/3
Total 13/18 5/8 4/8 3/7 3/6 0/4 1/4 29/55

Program Description:

UAB Hospital and Children's of Alabama is a joint adult and pediatric transplant program that performs both ablative and non-myeloblative transplants, using cord blood, bone marrow or peripheral blood as the source of stem cells. Our expertise includes cord blood, haplo-identical, matched and mismatched related or unrelated transplants.

Contact Information:

If you have transplant-related questions, please contact Diana Tate, transplant center coordinator, at (205) 934-1911 or by e-mail at dftate@uabmc.edu.

Program Type:

Adult and pediatric

Attending Physicians:

(Medical Doctors)

Adult -

Racquel Innis-Shelton, Shin Mineishi, Ayman Saad, Donna E. Salzman

Pediatric -

Joseph Chewning, Frederick Goldman, Hilary Haines, Matthew Kutny, Raymond Watts

Transplants Performed:

Marrow/PBSC, single cord, and double cord

Cord blood transplants performed on:

Adult and pediatric

Find research trials at this center here:

ClinicalTrials.gov

Estimated Search & Transplant Costs

The costs for a transplant vary greatly from center to center and depend on factors such as health insurance, disease type and disease stage of the patient, as well as center-specific billing policies. Examples of costs in the search and transplant include:

  • The amount and geographic location of donors tested
  • Testing needed to confirm a match
  • Processing and collecting of tissue-typing samples
  • Donor workup testing needed
  • Getting the marrow, PBSC or cord blood unit for transplant

For the best understanding of costs of transplant and follow-up for a specific transplant center, contact the center's Financial Representative.

help Explain Transplant Costs at Different Centers

Resources for financial information

If you have questions about costs and financial services at this transplant center, you can contact the center's financial representative, Janice Smith by e-mail at janicesmith@uabmc.edu or by phone at (205) 975-5713.

Financial services at this center could include:

  • Health insurance information
  • Financial assistance
  • Patient-related resources

Additional Information

Further information about this center, including the number and type of transplants performed in each of the last three years, and the support groups offered, may be found in the BMT InfoNet Transplant Center Directory:
http://www.bmtinfonet.org/transplantcenters.

BMT InfoNet (Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network) is a nonprofit organization that provides information and emotional support to transplant patients and their families.